The World in Multicolour

Children’s Africana Book Awards 2016

in: The World in Multicolour


Today we are delighted to announce that Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor and Mehrdokht Amini has won BEST BOOK at the Children’s Africana Book Awards 2016.


Chicken in the Kitchen, Nnedi Okorafor, Mehrdokht Amini, diverse children's book, African picture book

The award will be presented at a special ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC later this year. Congratulations to Nnedi and Mehdrokht!


About the Awards
The awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials on Africa, to recognise literary excellence and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators. Collectively CABA winners show that Africa is indeed a varied and multifaceted continent. CABA titles expand and enrich our perspectives of Africa beyond the stereotypical, ahistorical and exotic images that are emphasised in the West.

Awards Committee
The Awards Committee is composed of African Studies and Children’s Literature scholars. Nominated titles are read by committee members and reviewed by external African Studies scholars with specialised academic training.

Children's Africana Book Award, CABA Award, African children's books, African picture book


We are incredibly proud that Chicken in the Kitchen, the first book Lantana signed, is being honoured in this way. To find out more about the Children’s Africana Book Awards and the wonderful work undertaken by Africa Access, please visit their website.


Picture from book charity

Congratulations to Nnedi and Mehrdokht once again! To buy your copy, please click here.


Alice and Caroline